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Revenge in The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most celebrated literary authors of all time, known for writing very suspenseful, dramatic short stories and a poet; is considered as being a part of the American Romantic Movement, and a lesser known opinion is he is regarded as the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Most recognized for his mystery and macabre, a journey into the dark, ghastly stories of death, deception and revenge is what makes up his reputation. The short story under analysis is a part of his latter works; “The Cask of Amontillado”, a story of revenge takes readers into the mind of the murderer....   [tags: The Cask of Amontillado]
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe In "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe uses several different artistic choices in the construction of the story. He manipulates the story to be the way he wants it to be by using the point of view of the narrator, the setting, and a common monotonous sentiment throughout. Poe is successful in maintaining a "spirit of perverseness" that is prevalent in most of his works. The point of view plays a very important role in influencing the reader's perception of the story....   [tags: Poe Amontillado Cask] 1695 words
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The Vengeful Montressor of The Cask of Amontillado - The Vengeful Montressor of The Cask of Amontillado The story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe is a story of murder and revenge. What is disturbing about this story is the lengths to which Montressor goes to gain this revenge. The statement "At length I would be avenged, this was a point definitely settled - but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk" (1314) tells much about the character Montressor. In this essay, I intend to show that this statement and others in the story indicate that Montressor was vengeful for past injustices and calculating in his plans to kill Fortunato....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays]
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The Yellow Wallpaper and The Cask Of Amontillado - The Yellow Wallpaper and The Cask Of Amontillado                       The short story, " The Yellow Wallpaper", written by Charlotte Gilman, and "The Cask of Amontillado" written by Edgar Allan Poe, are stories in which the plots are very different, but share similar qualities with the elements in the story. "The Cask of Amontillado" is a powerful tale of revenge, in which the narrator of the tale pledges revenge upon Fortunato for an insult. "The Yellow Wallpaper" is a story about a woman, her psychological difficulties and her husband's therapeutic treatment of her illness....   [tags: Yellow Wallpaper Cask Of Amontillado Essays] 761 words
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Use of the Single Effect in A Cask of Amontillado - Use of the Single Effect in A Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado" is perhaps the most famous tale of terror ever written. Montresor, the story's narrator, leads the reader through his revenge on Fortunato. Montresor entices Fortunato into the dark recesses of the family catacombs with the promise of a very fine wine. At the climax of the story, Montresor shackles Fortunato to a wall and seals him away forever behind brick and mortar. In all of Poe's short stories he attempts to convey "a certain unique or single effect." "A Cask of Amontillado" expresses its dark view of human intention by using elements of irony, foreshadowing, and metaphor....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 730 words
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The Horrific Ending to Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - The Horrific Ending to Poe's The Cask of Amontillado End of the story is horrifying and shocking: Montresor traps and entombs living Fortunato behind the brick wall. The victim cries to the executioner: "For the love of God"(Poe, 214) but the only respond is ironical repeat of his own words. The story contains very strong and drastic images. Live burial practice is beyond any critic and "was once a practiced form of capital punishment. The historical context of this practice may indicate that Fortuanto wounded profoundly his friend....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 464 words
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A Cask of Amontillado Essay: Theme of Masonry - The Theme of Masonry in A Cask of Amontillado        The fundamental question in Edgar Allan Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado" is the nature of Montresor's motive for the revenge he "vowed" to obtain when Fortunato "ventured upon insult" (209). Montresor believes a wrong is "unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong"(209). While Montresor endeavors to make his vengeance known to Fortunato, the author's references to Masonry in his use of characterization, setting and irony indicate Montresor's motive....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 538 words
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Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allen Poe's brings us a twisted tale of vengeance and horror in "The Cask of Amontillado." Poe's character, Montresor, acts as our guide and narrator through this story. He grabs a hold of the reader as he tells the story from his own apathetic and deceptive mind to gain vengeance from the weak and dismal Fortunato. Montresor's mentality is disturbing as he uses his clever, humor, ironic symbolism, and darkness to accomplish this. At the beginning of the story, Montresor tells us that he has vowed vengeance on Fortunato....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe Cask Amontillado] 968 words
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Protagonists Montresor and Fortunato in Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado - Protagonists Montresor and Fortunato in Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado Poe's story "The Cask Of Amontillado" introduces two protagonists, Montresor and Fortunato who were friends. The encounters the two men had was hatred and revenge that turned to murder on the behalf of Montressor. The encounter for Fortunato was the appearance of his naivety but he encountered a deadly consequence. Montressor was an angry but proud man who felt that the was wronged. His "vowed revenge"(Sipiora 240) was made and the execution was implimented in the catacomb vault of his home....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 546 words
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Essay on the Dark Side of the Mind Exposed in Cask of Amontillado - The Dark Side of the Mind Exposed in Cask of Amontillado "A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." With that statement, Montresor begins his tale of revenge deciding that the act must be slow and sweet and that in order to fully enjoy it, his adversary must be aware of his intentions. Hidden within those same few lines, lies not only this horrid plan, but also the true interest of its' true author....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 829 words
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The Paradox of Revenge in Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - The Paradox of Revenge in Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado ?The Cask of Amontillado. raises a question pertaining to the multiple character of the self (Davidson 202); Can harmony of one's self be restored once primal impulses have been acted upon. This question proposes the fantasy of crime without consequence (Stepp 60). Edgar Allan Poe uses first person point of view, vivid symbolism and situational irony to show that because of man's inner self, revenge is ultimately not possible....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Poe Essays]
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Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: A Psychological Analysis of Characters - Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: A Psychological Analysis of Characters Widely regarded as E. A. Poe's finest story, "The Cask of Amontillado" depicts a deed so horrific that for many it defines evil. Edmund Clarence Stedman said of Poe's writings: "He strove by a kind of divination to put his hand upon the links of mind and matter, and reach the hiding-places of the soul". Even though 20th century theories of psychology would not be formulated until many years after Poe's death, he nevertheless delved into the realm of abnormal psychology instinctively and perhaps never with a more terrifying outcome than in the character of Montressor, a man so bent upon revenge that he walls his enemy u...   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays]
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Edgar Allan Poe's, The Cask of Amontillado as a Description of Poe's Life - Edgar Allan Poe's, The Cask of Amontillado as a Description of Poe's Life The cast of Amontillado was written by Allan Poe at a time when he felt he was being unjustly attacked. Most critics believe that the cask of Amontillado was written by Poe against his critics in the Mirror. I believe the cask of Amontillado is a story of Revenge and Hatred against some friends whom be believed had wrongfully accused him. A review of Allan Poe as a person and his experiences in life is essential a clear understanding of "The Cask of Amontillado"....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays]
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Lack of a Superego Impacts Montressor's Behavior in Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - Lack of a Superego Impacts Montressor's Behavior in Poe's The Cask of Amontillado Most readers would agree that Montressor, the protagonist in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", is mad to at least some degree. Is Montressor merely a twisted individual bent upon revenge or a man who lacks a superego. Assuming the latter is true, Fortunato was perhaps doomed for no reason discernable to someone possessing an ordered subconscious in which the superego assists the ego in policing the id. The injuries and insults visited by him upon Montressor might have been based on something so trivial as to confound the average man, or perhaps they existed only in the mind of the madman....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 613 words
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Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado and The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Raven" Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Perhaps he is best know for is ominous short stories. Two of these stories were "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Raven." In these short stories Poe uses imagery in many different forms to enhance the mood and setting of the story. In my essay I will approach three aspects of Poe's use of imagery. These three are when Poe uses it to develop the setting, to develop the mood, and to develop suspense....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe Cask Amontillado Raven Essays]
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Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado" Is there really a perfect crime. This is the main point in Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.” The story is a dark tale of a presumably insane man who suffers from, according to him, “the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could” (Poe 75). One of the major factors in telling this story is the setting. The story is set primarily in the Montresor family catacombs, which provides the dark setting, filled with human remains, and this reflects where Montresor commits his crime, where no one will expect....   [tags: The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allen Poe Essays] 1039 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - ... “the word cask, a sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids” one of the meaning or references of cask” The word casket have the same root”. The second meaning or reference of cask of is also identified as a “casket”. “He had on a tight- fitting perished dress and his head was remounted by the conical cap and bells” “ the man wore motley” meaning that fortunato wears joker costume in the carnival, catacombs and the final moment of his life when he was murdered....   [tags: symbolic reference, fortune]
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The Cask of Amontillado - ... So he and the narrator go to the underground graveyard, mentioned as a “catacomb,” of the family. Ostensibly, that’s where the narrator keeps the wine. The narrator leads Fortunato deeper and deeper into the catacomb, getting him drunker and drunker as they proceed. Fortunato keeps coughing, and the narrator perpetually suggests that Fortunato is too ill to be in the damp crypts, and should proceed back. Fortunato just keeps verbalizing about the Amontillado just to tempt him with the wine....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe, symbolism, irony] 647 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe is one of greatest American authors and poets. He is well-known as a master of using irony in his story. “The Cask of Amontillado” is a horror story about revenge of Montresor upon Fortunato. Fortunato believes Montresor is his good friend, but he ends up with being chained and walled in to the catacombs. There are three types of irony used in this short story: verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony. Using these ironies, Poe wants the readers to understand about Montresor’s “friendship” with Fortunato....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Allan Poe] 885 words
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“The Cask of Amontillado” - I cannot begin talking about “The Cask of Amontillado” without first mentioning its author, Mr. Edgar Allen Poe and his unique style of writing. Poe’s style of writing is described as “Dark Gothic.” Poe uses irony to create a comedic effect which only foreshadows the horror ahead; his short story writing still giving readers the full effect of the story; Poe felt a story should be read in one sitting, with each event occurring in order keeping with the storyline as he states in his essay “The Philosophy of Composition.” His use of imagery and symbolism putting pictures in our minds leaving us in suspense; the unreliable narrator, clearly in an effort to substantiate his sanity is definite...   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1540 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” the main character, Montresor, leads his enemy, Fortunato, into his catacombs, and there buries him alive by bricking him up in a niche in the wall; Poe gives no actual reason for this except to say that Montresor has been “insulted” in some way. In his Science Fiction work “Usher II,” Ray Bradbury adopts many of Poe’s works in creating his story—including pieces from “TCoA.” What separates Bradbury’s work from other authors who borrow works and re-imagine them (Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, Geraldine Brooks’s March, and Peter Carrey’s Jack Maggs, for instance), is that “Usher II,” in its imaginative way, is trying to be one with its predecessor....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Allan Poes] 1787 words
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Lamb to the Slaughter and The Cask of Amontillado - ... Of course I’ll give you money and see you’re looked after. But there need’nt really be any fuss I hope not anyway, it wouldn’t be very good for my job.” (Dahl 2) This one specific quote from “Lamb to the Slaughter” demonstrates Gothic literature because Patrick ends their relationship even when Mary’s pregnant with his child. If this was not Gothic he would have stayed with her but this was not the case he left Mary because he did not want to deal with the situation. As if “Lamb to the Slaughter” did not have a Gothic theme there’s another story called “The Cask of the Amontillado”....   [tags: gothic literature, literary analysis]
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“The Cask of Amontillado” --- Full of Irony - Edgar Allan Poe is a famous writer in writing detective stories and horror stories. One of his horror stories, “The Cask of Amontillado” was talking about how a man took his revenge to his friend. However, to look deeply in this story, I found that this story was not just simply a horror tale about how a man gets his revenge in the safest way. Instead, it also demonstrates much irony in several areas: the title, the event, the season, the costume, the environment, the characters’ personalities, a man’s dignity and cockiness and at the end, the public order....   [tags: Literature Review]
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The Theme of Revenge in “The Cask of Amontillado” - Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a frightening and entertaining short story about the severe consequences that result from persistent mockery and an unforgiving heart. Poe’s excellent use of Gothicism within the story sets the perfect tone for a dark and sinister plot of murder to unfold. “The Cask of Amontillado” simply overflows with various themes and other literary elements that result from Poe’s Gothic style of writing. Of these various themes, one that tends to dominant the story as a whole is the theme of revenge, which Poe supports with his sophisticated use of direct and indirect factors, irony, and symbolism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, gothicism]
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The Things They Carried and The Cask of Amontillado - In the wise words of Abraham Lincoln, “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” It’s important for our well-being that we not let our past get in the way of today or tomorrow. This concept is a central theme for both the main character in “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien and the narrator in “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe....   [tags: Tim O'Brien, Edgar Allen Poe, Analysis] 882 words
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Symbolism and Irony in The Cask of Amontillado - Symbolism can represent a character, action or a setting. It can also represent, or symbolizes something else. For example, the apple design that all the iPhone’s, iPod’s, and apple computers have, represent, or symbolizes something. The apple symbolizes “A tribute to Alan Turing, the man who laid the foundations for the modern-day computer.” In this world everything symbolizes something or represents someone or a thing. For example, figures symbols, colors, numbers, and letters they also can represent, or symbolize something....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, literary analysis]
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Symbolism and Irony in The Cask of Amontillado - Symbolism is something that represents more than what it really is. It is often by authors in their writing to give it more emphasis. For example:" In life there will always be peaks and valleys" meaning in life there will be ups and downs but we should enjoy the peaks and fight through the valleys. Objects can also be a form of symbolism such as The Bible, it represents more than just a book. It represents Life, Church, Religion, and the life of Jesus Christ and what he stood for. Irony is like a twist or words or the opposite of what is intended....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, literary analysis]
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The Revenge of the Cask of Amontillado - The revenge of the Cask of Amontillado Set in an unspecified Italian city and an unidentified year, the Cask of Amontillado is a short story that majorly revolves on revenge. Written by the much-celebrated literary expert Edgar Allan Poe, the short story is centered on the narrator who is hell bent exerting revenge on a friend who caused him great pain. The author introduces the readers to the narrator who is known as Montresor when he is talking to an unknown audience. In the course of the discussion with the unknown audience, Montresor attests to the fact that Fortunato, who is a close friend of his has morally insulted....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, story/literary analysis]
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Symbolism and Irony in Cask of Amontillado - ... He then remembers how Fortunado had hurt him and thinks if maybe he gets revenge on him he will fix it but in the end he feels bad Montresor and he will eventually wish that his life is devastated and his problems won’t be able to get fixed by killing Fortunado.He will have to live with the fact that his life is ruined, and he has murdered someone and have to live with it over the fact that Fortunado offended him. He is just a hopeless human, andFortunado is a very gullible and gets tricked by an old friend....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe, literary analysis, themes]
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Self-annihilation in The Cask of Amontillado - Self-annihilation in The Cask of Amontillado It is now generally common that Poe’s writings draw on his personal problems. William Bittner, the author of Poe: A Biography even suggests that Montresor and Fortunato in the Cask of Amontillado "are two sides of the same man—Edgar Poe" (218). There exist countless interpretations of the story, resulting from Poe’s ability to puzzle his readers and make them rack their brains over the often-ambiguous lines. Disregarding the many explanations that already exist, I will try to point to passages in the story, which could be considered relevant in proving the theory that by killing Fortunato in so monstrous a fashion, Montresor has annihilated his o...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Literary Analysis]
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Character of Vengeance: The Cask of Amontillado - In this world, revenge, among all other things, depicts the human wanting revenge as mad, insane, unreliable, but also indirectly showing them as mysterious , sly human beings. The concept behind revenge is very simple, and the intent of all with vengeance is harm. Montressor, the protagonist, in Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado, is full of hate for Fortunato, although the reason is unknown. Marcus Aurelius once said, “To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.” Revenge is not for the decent, and Montressor is clearly blinded by his hate, to the point where Montressor is deemed unreliable, and his sly and mysterious ways are concealed by the festive mood of the stor...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe stories] 737 words
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The Cask of Amontillado: Character Analysis - Poe starts out with a man, by the name of Montresor, wanting revenge on another man, named Fortunato. Most of the story takes place deep in the Montresor family catacombs. As Montresor lures Fortunato into the catacombs, he chains Fortunato up to a small hole in a wall, bricks it over, and leaves Fortunato to die. Even through the traits of anger, hatred, and revenge, as the story progresses on, Montresor, the main character in “The Cask of Amontillado”, starts to show signs of feeling guilty for wanting to murder Fortunato....   [tags: edgar allan poe, montresor, fortunato]
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe In ?The Cask of Amontillado?, Edgar Allan Poe takes us on a trip into the mind of a mad man. Poe uses certain elements to convey an emotional impact. He utilizes irony, descriptive detail of setting, and dark character traits to create the search of sinful deceit. Poe also uses first person, where the narrator is the protagonist who is deeply involved. The purpose is to get the reader to no longer be the observer. He wants them to see with Montressor?s eyes, hear with his ears, and to react as he would....   [tags: Papers Essays Poe Amontillado] 872 words
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe ?The Cask of Amontillado. by Edgar Allan Poe is a story about two men at a carnival, the narrator Montresor, who is being eaten by jealousy, and Fortunato, a rich drunk man that has a weakness for wine. It is through deception that Montresor achieves his revenge against Fortunato. He did not believe that killing Fortunato is wrong because of the insults and injures Fortunato brought against him. ?The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne.. (Poe, 75) says Montresor....   [tags: Papers Edgar Allan Poe Amontillado Essays]
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The Cask of Amontillado - The Cask of Amontillado Irony and symbolism are tools used in writing to convey individual messages throughout the story. It is Edgar Allan Poe’s intense use of symbolism and irony throughout the Cask of Amontillado that gives this short story its suspense and horror filled theme. The Cask of Amontillado is a horror short story, which revolves around the themes of revenge and pride. The plot involves two men: Montresor, the narrator, who is an Italian aristocrat seeking revenge against the second main character: Fortunato, a proud man that flaunts about his knowledge of wines and who finally walks into his own death....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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"The Cask of Amontillado" - The Cask of Amontillado is considered to be one of the best short stories. Written by Edgar Allan Poe in first person and having all the main events as a three hundred page fiction book, The Cask of Amontillado is a complete novel. This short story has several themes which function from the first page of the story such as: suspense, fear, and revenge. Fear, suspense, and the upcoming revenge can be seen on the first line of the story when Montresor says, "The thousand injuries I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge." This line prepares the reader for the whole development of the story; it gives the reader a sense of fear, tells him that there is going...   [tags: American Literature] 465 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - The Cask of Amontillado In The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe, the tale is told in 1st person by an extremely vengeful character. This character, Montresor, would first appear to the reader as a victim but in reality, he is plotting to take the life of Fortunato. Montresor is a very manipulative and vengeful person. One would suspect this through his words, "I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser....   [tags: Papers] 424 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - The Cask of Amontillado A narrator named Montresor describes how a man named Fortunato has offended him repeatedly, and now he wishes to get revenge for these injustices "without impunity," noting that he does not want to have any consequences for this act. However, he does not reveal his hatred to Fortunato at all but instead continued, "to smile in his face," secretly gloating over how Fortunato shall soon be dead. This man also has one weakness, which the narrator chooses to exploit, that Fortunato is an Italian who loves wine tasting, rather than paintings or gems, which he knows nothing about....   [tags: essays research papers] 1094 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - The Cask of Amontillado "I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." With these ferverous words from the introductory paragraph of Edgar Allan Poe's Cask of Amontillado, the story of Montresor's revenge begins. Poe repeatedly stresses the need for revenge due to bitterness and resentment in Montresor's character towards Fortunato, but more importantly, stress is placed on revenge by which the victim realizes their injustice towards the redresser....   [tags: essays research papers] 882 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - The Cask of Amontillado The Electoral College system is a serious problem with the United States government. The Electoral College is a system for election in which each state selects electors equal in number to that of its representation in the House and Senate. (O'Connor and Sabato, 2000) This method took the election of the president and vice-president out of the people and Congress's hands, and placed it in that of the selected electors. (O'Connor and Sabato, 2000) Forty-eight of the fifty states use the "winner-take-all" method....   [tags: Papers] 812 words
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Use of Foreshadowing and Irony in The Cask of Amontillado - Though Fortunato is an intelligent wine expert, his expertise leads him to his death. In Italian the word Fortunato means fortunate, something that he is not by the end of the story. In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe uses foreshadowing and dramatic irony and verbal irony to show Fortunato’s misfortunes which eventually lead to his death. Irony and foreshadowing are literary devices used in literature. Foreshadowing is when an element in the story is used to hint an event that will occur further along in the story....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe] 634 words
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Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of the Amontillado - ... he. – a very good joke indeed – an excellent jest. We will have many a rich laugh about it at the palazzo – he. he. he. – over our wine – he. he. he!” (Schilb 274-279), came from Montresor. Fortunato was finally beginning to come out of his clueless stage and realize what was happening. By this time he was near his death and he was now fully aware of it. The cough will not kill Fortunato and now he knows what will. Fortunato’s drunkenness had distracted him from the easily read clues of Montresors plan....   [tags: use of irony, story analysis]
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The Cask of Amontillado is a Confession Written by Montreso - ... The story takes place somewhere in Italy, most likely along the coast or near a river. The story is set sometime in the eighteenth century. The only specific information given about the setting of the story is that it s carnival season, which is usually celebrated before Lent. (2) Describe Fortunato. Fortunato is the antagonist of the story. He is a very prideful man, who especially prides himself in being a wine connoisseur. Married to Lady Fortunado, he is depicted as a very social person....   [tags: reverse psychology, Poe, murder]
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - ... Another major character is Fortunato. He himself represents a fool. As stated by R.J.Russ “Montresor wants Fortunato to die like a fool that he is.” Fortunato also represents pride because “he prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine” (20). This implies that he was good at knowing his wines and would rather go see the Amontillado himself rather than Luchresi. R.J.Russ suggests that “The Amontillado its self is a great symbol in ‘The Cask of Amontillado,’ which is used to lure Fortunato to his death and represents a rare attitude.” According to Trent Lorcher “The Amontillado represents two causes of Fortunato’s demise.” One of them being that he has a passion for wine leaving him sus...   [tags: symbolism, story analysis]
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The Cycle of Justice and Revenge: The Cask of Amontillado - One’s pride can either lead to justice or to revenge depending on the morals of the actions taken. In Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying fictional short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor murders the narcissistic Fortunato to at first repair and then avenge his family’s honor and is solidified by renowned scholar Elena V. Baraban’s “The Motive for Murder in ‘The Cask of Amontillado’ by Edgar Allan Poe.” Throughout the story Poe navigates the paths of justice and revenge through restoring honor to the noble Montresor family name....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, literary analysis]
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The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado - Has a Story ever made a reader want to hurt the character responsible for trouble that’s being caused. Of course; usually the antagonist is often the nuisance. Richard Connell creates these instigative characters with pleasure and diversity. In his story “The Most Dangerous Game”, He Creates General Zaroff so that he is easy to hold a grudge against. Likewise Edgar Allan Poe Creates a character that is easy to hate. In his short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, Poe creates a mastermind killer. Connells antagonist, General Zaroff, and Poe’s antagonist, Montresor, give the reader an invitation to hate them....   [tags: Richard Connell, Edgar Allan Poe stories] 614 words
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado, written by Edgar Allan Poe, is a chilling story about two men named Fortunato and Montresor. The story begins with a narrator voicing his anger and resentment towards a man named Fortunato for “a thousand injuries” and insults. Our narrator sees Fortunato and lures him down into his vaults, or “catacombs,” on the premise of verifying that some wine is a certain type. Fortunato was already drunk, and had a cold. Eventually, the men reach a crypt, and the narrator chains Fortunato to the wall....   [tags: macabre short stories, ]
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